The Amherst Belles All-Stars’ state championship last week game had a little bit of everything, including close plays at home plate, slides, outfielders diving for balls and a few errors.

The one thing this game didn’t have that the rest of the state tourney had was lots of runs as Amelia nipped Amherst, 8-7.

Ambyre Taylor commanded the pitcher’s circle while teammate Ashlyn Thacker controlled the plate.

The score flipped several times, and going into the final inning Amherst was down a run, but the offense could not get a rally going in the end.

The night before the same teams battled with Amelia winning an offensive 21-19 slugfest.

Amherst previously defeated Halifax, 13-5; thumped Bedford Metro, 29-0, and topped Prince Edward, 20-10.

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Reach Justin Faulconer at (434) 385-5551.

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